Empowering the next generation of entrepreneurs to never settle, to dare to pursue new blue ocean opportunities, and to build impactful ventures that solve global challenges
Partners / Venture Partners
A commitment to hands-on operational support
End to end support from marketing, sales, development, recruitment and finance
Weekly mentoring available to help resolve key issues and determine critical next steps.
We invest from pre-seed to early stage with ticket sizes ranging up to a few million dollars.
We provide support and frameworks to improve tools that can meaningfully impact business development, such as sales materials and landing pages
NEXTBLUE and its wider network of specialists are experienced in providing KPI improvement consulting, covering topics such as onboarding, UI improvement to CVR improvement.
We assist in lead generation and supporting startups, especially foreign startups, nurture client relationships in Japan. NEXTBLUE also organizes regular events with LPs and among the startup community to connect portfolio companies with relevant stakeholders
We provide ticket privileges (up to 10 million yen) for AWS, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud Platform to supports and portfolio companies.
Support for fund raising includes potential additional follow-on investment from NEXTBLUE and active fund raising support (e.g. introductions and follow up with other investors)
Please contact the NEXTBLUE team directly should you have additional questions. The team is happy to understand and address to your specific needs.
From our portfolio companies: ”Value and support beyond capital”
I first met Yuichi 6 years ago and he has supported me ever since. He has been an important factor in why I was able to recruit the right people and the success for my fund raising. After that he also continued to help me by teaching me how to succeed as a startup in Japan.
Andreas, Olausson, Virtusize CEO
They proactively helped to connect me with potential partners and relevant stakeholders, and this began even before they formally invested in us! I am very grateful to be connected to such a “hands-on VC.” I don’t say this lightly, as there are VCs out there who say they support but they don't, in this case, I can truly say that the help was real and I am thankful to them!
Keita Yoshida, MATSURITECHNOLOGIES CEO
I wanted to work with them because of their wealth of experience with SaaS business, their knowledge of sales know-how, and their personality, which I believe will allow them to help me overcome any difficulties in the future.
Takanobu Kawano, VACAN CEO
Their hands-on commitment was the differentiation. They helped us move through a lot of important decisions related to pricing with ease. I was also introduced to various companies by them and we went together to connect and develop relationships with clients. I wanted a long-term relationship with them.
Satoru Sakai, NEWROPE CEO